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Week 7 Wide Receiver Depth Charts for Fantasy Football


Wide receivers are one of the most critical components, and a core building block, for all fantasy football teams. This is especially true in PPR formats, where fantasy owners are rewarded for every catch that a wide receiver makes. We are here to help you plan your wide receiver draft strategy, and to target the right players on each NFL team.

Below are our 2015 fantasy football wide receiver depth charts as of Week 7 of the NFL and fantasy football season. For each team you will find the primary wide receiver (WR1), the secondary wide receiver (WR2), the third wide receiver (WR3), and dynasty values. Players listed under "Dynasty Value" have added value in dynasty/keeper league formats and can be targeted on draft day.

It’s important to stay on top of the wide receiver situations and any depth chart changes throughout each week of the fantasy football season, so be sure to check back regularly. By staying on top of all the depth charts changes, preseason position battles, and in-season injuries, you can draft the right receivers, adjust your rosters off the waiver wire, find sleepers, potential breakouts, and dominate your fantasy football leagues.

All WR1/WR2/WR3 listings are based off current Fantasy Football projections, not NFL depth chart values. Players listed under "Dynasty Value" have increased value in a Dynasty league.

 

AFC EAST: Fantasy Football Wide Receiver (WR) Depth Charts

Baller Stability Rating Team
Name
Primary Wide Receiver (WR1) Second Wide Receiver (WR2) WR3 & Longshots Dynasty Value
Solid Patriots Julian Edelman Danny Amendola Aaron Dobson N/A
Solid Jets Brandon Marshall Eric Decker Quincy Enunwa N/A
Solid Bills Sammy Watkins (INJ) Percy Harvin (INJ) Robert Woods Sammy Watkins
Questionable Dolphins Jarvis Landry Rishard Matthews Kenny Stills DeVante Parker

 

The Patriots wide receivers are pretty much set in stone, with all three players listed here falling behind Rob Gronkowski as the primary pass-catcher on the team. Brandon LaFell is eligible to come back as soon as this week, but there has been no word on whether or not the Patriots will activate him that early.

The Jets situation is also stable, with veterans Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker leading the way on a weekly basis. Marshall is a target hog and is bordering on WR1 status as long as Ryan Fitzpatrick is playing well.

Sammy Watkins and Percy Harvin are both likely to miss the Bills' Week 7 tilt with the Jaguars in jolly old England, leaving only Robert Woods and Chris Hogan as wideout options. I fully expect both to fall well behind tight end Charles Clay in targets regardless of whether it's Tyrod Taylor and E.J. Manuel under center.

The Dolphins offense seemed rejuvenated with new head coach Dan Campbell at the helm, and that certainly bodes well for their receiving corps. Jarvis Landry will still lead the team in targets every week and is cemented as a WR2, and Rishard Matthews will be a solid flex play on most weeks as well. With Lamar Miller and the running game being emphasized, there should be much more room for the receivers to work.

 

AFC WEST: Fantasy Football Wide Receivers (WR) Depth Charts

Baller Stability Rating Team
Name
Primary Wide Receiver (WR1) Second Wide Receiver (WR2) WR3 & Longshots Dynasty Value
Solid Broncos Demaryius Thomas Emmanuel Sanders Jordan Norwood Cody Latimer
Solid Chiefs Jeremy Maclin De'Anthony Thomas Jason Avant Albert Wilson
Solid Raiders Amari Cooper Michael Crabtree Andre Holmes Amari Cooper
Solid Chargers Keenan Allen Stevie Johnson Malcolm Floyd Keenan Allen

 

Peyton Manning is clearly not a top-tier quarterback anymore, but even at his worst Emmanuel Sanders is finding ways to get it done (nine catches for 111 yards in Week 5). He may even be more productive than Demaryius Thomas going forward, as Thomas' value is tied to the deep ball and the end zone. Sanders sprained an AC joint in Week 6, but with the Broncos on bye in Week 7 he should have enough time to recuperate properly.

Jeremy Maclin is now an every-week WR2, but there is still isn't enough reliability to start anyone else in this offense besides him and Travis Kelce. He suffered a concussion in Week 6, so his status bears monitoring in the next few days. If he were to miss time, Albert Wilson would step in as the top receiver, although I wouldn't bank on him for fantasy purposes.

The Raiders offense is fantasy-relevant for the first time in recent memory, and as long as Derek Carr is playing well Amari Cooper is a WR2 and Michael Crabtree has flex consideration on a weekly basis.

Antonio Gates has returned with a vengeance, and as his value rises all Chargers receivers take a hit. Allen is the only one I'd feel comfortable starting on a weekly basis, and even then only as a low-end WR2. Stevie Johnson and Malcolm Floyd would fill in if Allen's hip sprain is a real issue, but at the moment he looks like he'll suit up.

 

AFC NORTH: Fantasy Football Wide Receivers (WR) Depth Charts

Baller Stability Rating Team
Name
Primary Wide Receiver (WR1) Second Wide Receiver (WR2) WR3 & Longshots Dynasty Value
Questionable Ravens Steve Smith Kamar Aiken Marlon Brown Breshad Perriman
Solid Steelers Antonio Brown Martavis Bryant Darrius Heyward-Bey Martavis Bryant
Solid Bengals A.J. Green Marvin Jones Mohamed Sanu N/A
Questionable Browns Travis Benjamin Andrew Hawkins Brian Hartline/Taylor Gabriel N/A

 

Steve Smith has had some outstanding games and a few real clunkers, but as long as he's healthy he's the only reliable pass-catching option in Baltimore. Kamar Aiken is essentially a handcuff for him, so he's at least worth rostering.

Martavis Bryant had a monster second half with Landry Jones playing instead of Mike Vick, and I expect more success if Jones starts again. Ben Roethlisberger will likely be out one more week, and as long as he is Antonio Brown can't be more than a WR2, and Bryant will be a WR3.

Andy Dalton is now the overall QB1 in fantasy. Soak that in for a moment. A.J. Green is a WR1, Jones is a flex option and that's about it from a wide receiver standpoint.

Travis Benjamin is the only Cleveland wide receiver you can rely on for any sort of fantasy production on a weekly basis, and he's likely going to be a low-end WR2 as long as the offense is clicking. Josh McCown seems to be relying more on Duke Johnson and tight end Gary Barnidge, and should continue to do so.

 

AFC SOUTH: Fantasy Football Wide Receivers (WR) Depth Charts

Baller Stability Rating Team
Name
Primary Wide Receiver (WR1) Second Wide Receiver (WR2) WR3 & Longshots Dynasty Value
Solid Colts T.Y. Hilton Donte Moncrief Andre Johnson Phillip Dorsett, Donte Moncrief
Solid Texans DeAndre Hopkins Cecil Shorts III (INJ) Keith Mumphrey Jaelen Strong
Volatile Titans Kendall Wright Dorial Green-Beckham Justin Hunter Dorial Green-Beckham, Kendall Wright
Questionable Jaguars Allen Robinson Allen Hurns Bryan Walters Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns, Marqise Lee

 

The Colts pecking order is pretty solid, with Donte Moncrief appearing to have a firm grip on the number two role. Andre Johnson returned to fantasy irrelevance in Week 6, and he can't be started with confidence anytime soon. Philip Dorsett is clearly an afterthought in everything but dynasty leagues.

DeAndre Hopkins might finish as this year's WR1 on volume alone. He became the first player in NFL history to put up three straight games of nine catches and at least 145 receiving yards. He's an absolute monster and is totally matchup-proof. Cecil Shorts is a desperation flex play or bye week fill-in at best.

The Titans depth chart is worth keeping an eye on. Kendall Wright is likely the firm number one, but after that it gets a bit hazy. Harry Douglas and Justin Hunter have been virtually non-existent while Dexter McCluster has stolen targets, but Dorial Green-Beckham had a touchdown in consecutive weeks before their bye. A breakout may be on the horizon for him, and Wright is an every-week low-end WR2.

Allen Robinson is the most talented receiver in Jacksonville, and I still think he's their WR1, but Allen Hurns has been surprisingly great so far this season. He had a down week in Week 6, but before that he had at least 60 receiving yards in every game. I'm officially declaring him a WR3 in 10- and 12-team leagues, as Blake Bortles is playing extremely well and has great chemistry with Hurns.

 

NFC EAST: Fantasy Football Wide Receivers (WR) Depth Charts

Baller Stability Rating Team
Name
Primary Wide Receiver (WR1) Second Wide Receiver (WR2) WR3 & Longshots Dynasty Value
Solid Giants Odell Beckham Rueben Randle Dwayne Harris Odell Beckham Jr.
Questionable Eagles Jordan Matthews Riley Cooper Josh Huff Josh Huff, Nelson Agholor, Jordan Matthews
Solid Cowboys Terrance Williams Cole Beasley Devin Street Dez Bryant (INJ)
Questionable Redskins Desean Jackson (INJ) Pierre Garcon Jamison Crowder N/A

 

Victor Cruz doesn't look like he'll be fantasy-relevant anytime soon, and in his absence it appears Dwayne Harris has become Eli Manning's number three receiver. Beckham is a clear WR1, while Randle and Harris a flex options at best.

Jordan Matthews has been one of the biggest disappointments in fantasy so far, as he's barely a top-30 wide receiver while he was drafted as a WR1 by many fantasy owners. At the moment he's a WR3, while no one else is rosterable at the moment.

Matt Cassel has replaced Brandon Weeden under center for the Cowboys, but it ultimately has very little impact on any of the Cowboys' fantasy value. I'm not touching any of these wide receivers until Tony Romo returns. Dez Bryant claims he's going to be ready for Week 7, but I won't believe it until I see him on the field in uniform. If anyone was foolish enough to drop him, now is the time to add him.

The Redskins are officially a run-first team, with Matt Jones, Alfred Morris and Chris Thompson all playing roles in the offense. Garcon is still the number one while DeSean Jackson is hurt, but rookie Jamison Crowder seems to be challenging him for the role. The Redskins are very high on Crowder, and I have an eyebrow raised as well--he's worth adding as an injury fill-in or bye week replacement in PPR formats.

 

NFC WEST: Fantasy Football Wide Receivers (WR) Depth Charts

Baller Stability Rating Team
Name
Primary Wide Receiver (WR1) Second Wide Receiver (WR2) WR3 & Longshots Dynasty Value
Solid 49ers Anquan Boldin Torrey Smith Quinton Patton N/A
Solid Seahawks Doug Baldwin Jermaine Kearse Tyler Lockett Tyler Lockett
Solid Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald John Brown Michael Floyd John Brown
Questionable Rams Tavon Austin Stedman Bailey Kenny Britt N/A

 

Anquan Boldin is the clear number one in San Francisco, as he has almost double the amount of targets that the next closest receiver has. He's a WR3 most weeks, and he's the only 49er receiver worth starting. Torrey Smith had a huge game in Week 6, but that was of course dependent on the deep ball and a touchdown. He's the ultimate boom-or-bust flex option while COlin Kaepernick is playing well.

The Seahawks still don't throw enough for me to trust any wide receiver on a weekly basis. If I'm picking one it's Doug Baldwin. He'll see his four or five targets every week and should finish the year with five or six touchdowns, making him an average flex play. After him it gets sketchy, as neither Jermaine Kearse nor Tyler Lockett see enough action to be started in anything but the deepest of leagues.

Larry Fitzgerald is still the clear number one in Arizona, but John Brown finally exploded with a 10-catch, 196-yard performance last week. They should both be regular WR2s in that potent passing offense.

With Todd Gurley looking like a legitimate threat to opposing defenses, there should be more room for Tavon Austin to utilize his blinding speed in. However, he's the only player worth rostering, and I'm not starting him in anything short of a 14-man league.

 

NFC NORTH: Fantasy Football Wide Receivers (WR) Depth Charts

Baller Stability Rating Team
Name
Primary Wide Receiver (WR1) Second Wide Receiver (WR2) WR3 & Longshots Dynasty Value
Solid Packers Randall Cobb James Jones Ty Montgomery Davante Adams, Ty Montgomery
Solid Lions Calvin Johnson Golden Tate Lance Moore N/A
Solid Bears Alshon Jeffery Eddie Royal Marquess Wilson Kevin White
Questionable Vikings Mike Wallace Stefon Diggs Cordarrelle Patterson N/A

 

James Jones has such a remarkable rapport with Aaron Rodgers that it's impossible to ignore him in fantasy--he'll be a low-end WR2 every week from here on out. Randall Cobb has been supremely disappointing in the last couple of weeks, but I think a large part of that has to do with his nagging shoulder injury. He has the Week 7 bye to heal up, and should be a WR1 in Week 8.

The Lions offense finally exploded in Week 6, but a decent amount of the production for Calvin Johnson came in overtime, making it still hard to rely on him as anything more than a WR2. Golden Tate is a flex option at best, but it's encouraging that the passing attack is trending upwards.

The Bears under Jay Cutler are significantly better, and Alshon Jeffery proved just how big an impact he can make on a weekly basis, erupting with eight catches for 147 yards and a score in Week 6. The Bears are on bye this week, giving the entire receiving corps to heal up. Expect them to be back with a vengeance in the second half of the season.

Stefon Diggs is the real story in Minnesota, as he tied Mike Wallace with nine targets last week and did much more with them, posting seven catches for 129 yards. He's worth adding in all leagues, and could be a WR2 as soon as this week. I want to see the targets continue to come to him before I feel comfortable rostering him in anything but deep leagues though.

 

NFC SOUTH: Fantasy Football Wide Receivers (WR)

Baller Stability Rating Team
Name
Primary Wide Receiver (WR1) Second Wide Receiver (WR2) WR3 & Longshots Dynasty Value
Questionable Saints Willie Snead Brandin Cooks Marques Colston Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead
Questionable Falcons Julio Jones Leonard Hankerson Roddy White N/A
Volatile Panthers Ted Ginn Jr. Brenton Bersin Philly Brown Devin Funchess, Kelvin Benjamin
Solid Buccaneers Mike Evans Vincent Jackson Louis Murphy Mike Evans

 

I'm officially placing Willie Snead ahead of Brandin Cooks on the depth chart, as the numbers simply can't be ignored. Snead has consistently outproduced Cooks all season, and will continue to be a WR3 until the current trends change--if they do at all.

The Falcons situation is simple--there's Julio Jones, and that's pretty much it. After a couple impressive performances, Leonard Hankerson has been disappointing the last two weeks. Roddy White pulled in a touchdown in Week 6, but he's only had seven catches in the last three weeks combined.

The Panthers just won't stop winning. With that being said, there's still nobody in this receiving corps I feel comfortable starting. Ted Ginn is technically leading them in fantasy points, but he's done that with 13 total catches on the season. Cam Newton is still finding a way to be a QB1, but that's mostly due to his rushing totals and an undeniable rapport with tight end Greg Olsen.

Mike Evans was drafted as a WR1 in most leagues, and has done nothing but disappoint. He's only had six catches in the last three weeks combined for only 73 total yards. Vincent Jackson has been similarly disappointing, producing nothing of import outside of a 10-catch, 147-yard blasting of the Panthers in Week 4. It's hard to trust either as anything more than a flex option at this point, and I imagine you've got better options in a 10-team league.

 

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